Tone up

We all want to look beautiful and sexy for the big night, the only way that's going to happen is if we invest a little time each day doing a few physical activities. Sometimes it can be an absolute drag exercising alone, so you could join your schools sports programme, or a local gym. To have fun with your friends, ask them to join you for 30 minutes each day and do fun activities, like a fast-paced walk around the block, or a leisurely jog around the block.

You don't have to exercise every day to tone up your body, but you should do it at least 3 times a week. The most important exercise is something that gets your heart pumping, and we suggest that you take a brisk walk, jog or cycle for 20 minutes 3 times a week (or more if you are up to it)! If you are just starting off, then start with a walk, in a few days turn the walk into a jog and so on. The more you do it the easier it will become. And there's nothing like it to loose weight. Exercise is also a great way to clear your mind; it gives you the opportunity to distress from your big day plans. When exercising remember to stretch before you start and when you finish, the last thing you want is to hurt yourself.

With your 20 minute walk or job programme add the following easy exercise to tone up those problem areas:

The Butt - Squats:

Step 1: Stand in an upright position, feet shoulder-width apart, (you can incorporate dumbbells into the workout) arms extended at your sides. Your knees should be slightly bent and your torso should have a slight forward lean.


Step 2: Squat down, keeping your shins close to perpendicular to the floor, until your thighs are approximately parallel to the floor. Look forwards, leaning your upper torso slightly forward. Stand up and return to the starting position, pushing your hips in and your head up.

The Stomach - Ab Crunch:

Step 1: Lie flat on an exercise mat, knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Cup your hands at the sides of your head or cross your arms on your chest.


Step 2: Use your abdominal muscles to lift the upper body closer to the legs. Return slowly to the original starting position. Repeat the exercise.